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The Mind Possessed: The Cognition of Spirit Possession in an Afro-Brazilian Religious Tradition

Emma E. A. Cohen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195323351
eISBN:
9780199785575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323351.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Mind Possessed examines spirit concepts and mediumistic practices from a cognitive scientific perspective. Drawing primarily, but not exclusively, from ethnographic data collected ... More


Minds and Gods: The Cognitive Foundations of Religion

Todd Tremlin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195305340
eISBN:
9780199784721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305345.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book provides an introduction to the cognitive science of religion, a new discipline of study that explains the origins and persistence of religious ideas and behavior on the basis of evolved ... More


What Scientists Are Doing Wrong That They Could Be Doing Right

Elaine Howard Ecklund

in Science vs Religion: What Do Scientists Really Believe?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195392982
eISBN:
9780199777105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392982.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In this chapter, Ecklund moves beyond classrooms and universities to explore how scientists see themselves addressing religion-science controversies in their interactions with the rest of the U.S. ... More


Conclusion: Religion and the Natural Order

Andrew C. Dole

in Schleiermacher on Religion and the Natural Order

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195341171
eISBN:
9780199866908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341171.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter summarizes the results of the reconstruction of Schleiermacher's account of religion and applies this reconstruction to contemporary discussions of Schleiermacher and of the study of ... More


 After the Civil War: Auguste Comte's Theory of History Crosses the Atlantic

Andrew Witmer

in Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Iminent Secularization from the Puritans to Postmodernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195342536
eISBN:
9780199867042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342536.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

During the second half of the nineteenth century, American intellectuals found much to argue over in the writings of Auguste Comte. A French social theorist generally credited as the founder of ... More


Shattering Myths, Toward Dialogue

Elaine Howard Ecklund

in Science vs Religion: What Do Scientists Really Believe?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195392982
eISBN:
9780199777105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392982.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the last chapter of Science Vs. Religion, Ecklund trades her scholar’s hood for the robe of an arbitrator. She directly points out how some of the assumptions of the present religion-science ... More


Is There a Christian History of Science?

Edward B. Davis

in Scholarship and Christian Faith: Enlarging the Conversation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195170382
eISBN:
9780199835669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195170385.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This essay argues that the history of science and faith is not one of ongoing conflict. While earlier historiographers like Andrew Dickson White portrayed a triumphal science engaged in “warfare” ... More


Medical Ethnomusicology and the Ontology of Oneness

Benjamin D Koen

in Beyond the Roof of the World: Music, Prayer, and Healing in the Pamir Mountains

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367744
eISBN:
9780199867295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367744.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 1 sets a new paradigm of research and applied practice based on the ontology of oneness; introduces medical ethnomusicology; lays a foundation for the study of music, health, and healing ... More


Reading Genesis after Darwin

Stephen C. Barton and David Wilkinson (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383355
eISBN:
9780199870561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383355.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, History of Christianity

In the ongoing, often fraught dialogue in the West between science and religion, the interpretation of the accounts of creation in the book of Genesis has often been contentious. Coinciding with the ... More


Seeing the Sacred

Gordon Graham

in The Re-enchantment of the World: Art versus Religion

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199265961
eISBN:
9780191708756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265961.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter traces the rise of the ‘science of religion’ and traces its impact on painting and the visual arts. It focuses on the surrealist movement and argues that its attempt to depict a ... More


Preaching Eugenics: Religious Leaders and the American Eugenics Movement

Christine Rosen

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195156799
eISBN:
9780199835218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515679X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Preaching Eugenics tells the story of a heretofore-unexamined group of eugenics enthusiasts in the early half of the 20th century: American religious leaders. It describes how ... More


Heuristics and the Counterintuitive in Science and Religion

Ryan D. Tweney

in Evolution Challenges: Integrating Research and Practice in Teaching and Learning about Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730421
eISBN:
9780199949557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730421.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Religious beliefs can have a complex effect on the ease or difficulty of learning about evolution, echoing the complex historical tension between religion and science. Recent research on the ... More


Recipes for Immortality: Healing, Religion, and Community in South India

Richard S Weiss

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195335231
eISBN:
9780199868803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335231.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book illuminates the present success of traditional doctors by examining the ways that siddha medical practitioners in Tamil south India have won the trust and patronage of patients. While ... More


Games Scientists Play

Alvin Plantinga

in The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199557028
eISBN:
9780191701719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557028.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses what or how religious people (specifically Christians) should think about socio-biology or evolutionary psychology, given the conflict between the theories and beliefs of these ... More


Introduction

Ann Thomson

in Bodies of Thought: Science, Religion, and the Soul in the Early Enlightenment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199236190
eISBN:
9780191717161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236190.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

This chapter situates the book's subject in relation to current debates and provides a methodological and historiographical overview of the various questions studied. It looks at interpretations of ... More


Humanness in their Hearts: Where Science and Religion Fuse

Del Ratzsch

in The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199557028
eISBN:
9780191701719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557028.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter attempts to relate science and faith, what right principles of integration should be considered, and figures out how contradictions or apparent conflicts between scientific and religious ... More


C. S. Lewis on the Final Frontier: Science and the Supernatural in the Space Trilogy

Sanford Schwartz

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195374728
eISBN:
9780199871506
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374728.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This study of C. S. Lewis’s popular Space Trilogy—Out of the Silent Planet (1938), Perelandra (1943), and That Hideous Strength (1945)—departs from the prevailing emphasis upon Lewis’s affection for ... More


Conclusion: The Holy Science of Siddha Medicine

Richard S. Weiss

in Recipes for Immortality: Healing, Religion, and Community in South India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195335231
eISBN:
9780199868803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335231.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This final chapter gives recipes for two siddha medicines, one that is said to have the potential to restore youth and cure all diseases. It then discusses two general features of siddha medical ... More


Moving from Nature to God

Jonathan B. Edelmann

in Hindu Theology and Biology: The Bhagavata Purana and Contemporary Theory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641543
eISBN:
9780191732232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641543.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religious Studies

Also returning to the conflict (discussed in 3) between the epistemologies of this Hindu theology and modern science, this chapter examines important figures in Western modern and contemporary ... More


Introduction

Ronald L. Numbers

in Science and Christianity in Pulpit and Pew

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195320374
eISBN:
9780199851379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320374.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Many of the bitterest conflicts over science have taken place within religious communities, where differences easily mutate into heresies. The historical problem is not so much the claim that science ... More


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